Diabetes

Don't Let Diabetes Harm Your Body

What is Diabetes?

A metabolic disorder, commonly known as diabetes, is an illness that results in increased blood sugar levels in the body. This happens because of insufficient insulin formation or ineffective insulin use by the body. Basically, insulin is a body hormone that helps to control the sugar level by assisting the absorption of glucose in the cells for generating energy. When this insulin level is disturbed, the body starts to produce an increased amount of sugar in the blood, therefore, leading to diabetes. According to Ayurvedic literature, diabetes is known as 'Madumeh' and its primary cause is increased Kapha dosha. It is also becoming the biggest health concern in today’s era and one in each house is a survivor. A popular saying related to this is “The less active you are, the greater is the risk of you being diabetic”.

Ayurveda has a well-maintained reputation in treating this disorder. Diabetes Ayurvedic treatment generally involves a combined approach that includes herbal medicines, dietary alterations, and regular involvement in physical activities. Therefore, Adopting Ayurveda for healthy living proves to be a fruitful decision. The expected average blood sugar level should be between 70 mg/dL and 100 mg/dL. It is advised to alter one's lifestyle and start monitoring blood sugar levels when the fasting glucose level reaches a value of 100–125 mg/dL. Further, If the fasting glucose level is 126 mg/dL (7 mmol/L) or higher on two separate tests, diabetes is diagnosed.

Types of Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

  • It is an autoimmune disease because of which the immune system of our body harms itself by attacking the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This further results in insufficient production of insulin. Due to which our body becomes unable to correctly use the glucose from the food for generating energy, to perform our ongoing daily tasks.
  • Type 1 diabetes is generally insulin-dependent, as to manage the blood sugar levels in the body, regular insulin injections or insulin pumps are required.
  • It can appear at any age but is examined at two noticeable peaks. The first peak is among children of age between 4 and 7 years old. The second is in children between 10 and 14 years old.

Type 2 Diabetes

  • It develops when the body's cells are unable to respond to the production of insulin correctly. To overcome it, the pancreas tries to adjust by manufacturing more insulin, but it may eventually fail to match the demand.
  • It can lead to serious health concerns as if this condition is left untreated, it may become home to many long-term health problems, including kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.

Gestational Diabetes

  • Gestational diabetes usually develops when the body is trying to produce a sufficient amount of insulin during pregnancy to meet the increased demands but is unable to do it, This further leads to a rise in blood glucose levels.
  • It is commonly diagnosed among pregnant women, during the time of either the second or third trimester of pregnancy.
  • The target for blood glucose levels during pregnancy: Before a meal: 95 mg/dL or less. One hour after a meal: 140 mg/dL or less. Two hours after a meal: 120 mg/dL or less.

Causes of Diabetes

  • Genetics-Genes are like a blueprint for our bodies, as they influence the working of our cells. Some people might inherit genes that make their bodies less effective in using insulin. If your body is unable to use insulin properly, it can lead to higher blood sugar levels, which is a key factor in diabetes. So, in simple terms, genetics can contribute to the risk of developing diabetes.
  • Obesity- The accumulation of Excess body fat, especially around the abdominal area, leads to metabolic disturbances in the body. This disturbance causes an increased resistance of cells to the effects of insulin, therefore resulting in the rise of glucose levels.
  • Physical Inactivity- When people engage in little to no exercise, their bodies become less efficient at using insulin to control blood sugar levels. So, by regularly overlooking the importance of physical activity, one is calling diabetes home, as it can contribute to insulin sensitivity and disturb glucose metabolism.
  • Unhealthy Diet- Insulin resistance occurs when the body's cells become less responsive to the effects of insulin, leading to elevated blood sugar levels. A diet that regularly includes processed foods, refined sugars, saturated fats, and low fiber content can contribute to weight gain and obesity, both of which are the key risk factors for insulin resistance.
  • High bp- People with high blood pressure have a higher chance of getting type 2 diabetes as Hypertension can contribute to insulin resistance, which further leads to high blood sugar levels. Furthermore, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are common indicators of risk for both high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Increased thirst and urination- In diabetes, the elevated blood sugar concentration leads to increased urination as the kidneys attempt to excrete the excess glucose from the bloodstream. This excessive urination, results in dehydration, triggering an intense sensation of thirst.
  • Increased hunger- In diabetes, whether it's type 1 or type 2, the body faces challenges in utilizing glucose effectively due to insufficient insulin or the body's resistance to its effects. Because of which the cells might not get the energy they require, as a result indicating to the brain that the body needs more fuel. This signal manifests as an increased feeling of hunger.
  • Fatigue- In diabetes, particularly when blood sugar levels are poorly controlled, the body may struggle to efficiently convert glucose into energy. Insufficient insulin or the body's inability to use insulin effectively can lead to cells not receiving an adequate supply of glucose, impacting overall energy production.
  • Blurred vision- Elevated levels of glucose in the bloodstream can disrupt the fluid levels within the lens of the eye, causing it to swell and affecting its ability to focus properly. This fluctuation in lens shape can result in blurred vision and difficulty in maintaining sharp vision.
  • Numbness in the feet or hands- As a result of long-term exposure to high blood sugar levels, It may lead to nerve-damaging, often known as neuropathy. Due to this, diabetic patients may experience a sensation of numbness or pain in their feet and hands. This symptom is often referred to as an indication of nerve damage.
  • Unexplained weight loss- In individuals with diabetes, the body struggles to efficiently use glucose, causing a dependence on alternative energy sources like breaking down muscle and fat. This may lead to unintended weight loss, despite having a consistent appetite.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Diabetes

  • Natural Ayurvedic ingredients- The diabetes treatment technique uses traditional methods from Ayurveda to promote blood sugar management. Bitter melon, turmeric, neem, and amla are some well-known medicinal plants used to treat diabetes. They are thought to have anti-diabetic effects and may increase insulin sensitivity and glucose breakdown.
  •  Dietary Recommendations- Dietary guidelines in Ayurveda for diabetes typically involve incorporating foods that balance the doshas and help regulate blood sugar levels. This often includes consuming whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and bitter or astringent tastes, while minimizing the intake of sweet, sour, and heavy foods.
  •  Maintaining blood sugar level- Lifestyle Guidelines suggested by Ayurveda to cope with diabetes involve nutritional changes, using certain herbs and spices, and taking part in stress-relieving activities like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing. Also, adhering to a daily routine that aligns with one's unique constitution or dosha. Regular physical activity is encouraged for better blood sugar control.
  •  Ayurvedic Therapies- Panchakarma, a series of therapeutic procedures aimed to cleanse and regenerate the body, is frequently used in Ayurvedic diabetes treatments. The detoxification process tries to eliminate accumulated toxins, known as "ama," which are thought to contribute to bodily imbalances, particularly those connected with diabetes. Panchakarma therapies like Virechana and Basti are frequently used to cleanse the digestive system and eliminate excess doshas from the body.
  •  Dr. Sharda Ayurveda's Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes is based on natural therapies, that suit as per the patient’s constitution. These therapies help detoxify the body and eliminate toxins from the body, assisting in regulating average blood sugar levels.

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Faq's

Is Ayurveda safe for diabetes?

Ayurveda offers natural and effective medicines to manage diabetes. Clinical studies show that herbal medicines when combined with lifestyle and dietary changes can bring remarkable results in diabetes.

Which food does one need to avoid in diabetes?

Sugar (sweetened beverages), trans fats, white bread, Rice, Pasta, Fruit flavored Yogurt, flavored coffee drink, and Maple syrup, etc.

Average Sugar level according to Ayurveda?

Ayurveda says that during a fasting blood sugar level test, a level between 70 and 100 mg/dL (3.9 and 5.6 mmol/L) is considered an average sugar level.

How much water can a diabetic patient take?

Men can drink 12-13 cups per day and women can drink 9-10 cups.

Is it possible to reverse diabetes?

Through positive lifestyle choices and under proper care with Ayurvedic medications, expert physician, diabetes can be managed and one can live a normal life.

What is the main cause of diabetes?

Excessive weight, family history, old age, polycystic ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, and triglycerides levels are the main causes of diabetes.

How do I lower my sugar immediately?

Consistent exercises, managed diet plan, proper hydration, following doctor advice, one can decrease sugar immediately.

What can one do to prevent diabetes?

For the prevention of diabetes, one needs to follow up a routine of physical efforts every day, maintaining a well-balanced and healthy diet that has low-fat content and contains very few calories.

What are the best Ayurvedic medicine for Diabetes?

Herbal medicines that effectively help manage diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity include Bitter Melon, Fenugreek, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Indian Gooseberry, Neem, Tulsi, and Gymnema Sylvestre.

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes?

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include Frequent Urination, Increased thirst and hunger, Unexplained weight loss, Blurred vision, Fatigue, and Slow healing of wounds.

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